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This Day in Georgia History

October 14, 1735

Wesleys Sailed with Oglethorpe

To view an image of John Wesley, see the Digital Library of Georgia.

Joining James Oglethorpe in sailing from England were 136 new Georgia colonists, including John and Charles Wesley. John Wesley went to minister to the Savannah colonists, though his real hope was to become a missionary among the Indians. Charles Wesley, John’s brother, went to serve as secretary to James Oglethorpe with respect to Indian affairs, as well as to do some missionary work with the Indians. Also on this day, John Wesley made the first entry in his famous, 55-year-long journal that would continue until his final entry on Oct 24, 1790.